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by suarez07
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Segregation of Bilingual Students
Replies: 2
Views: 3256

Huge untertaking...

I agree. That would be a huge undertaking, plus it would rob the bilingual students of real learning experiences that are available with native English speakers. I must say though, your class project was a really great learning strategy. It provided a real life situation with a real life issue. It i...
by suarez07
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: ESL teachers in the classrooms
Replies: 0
Views: 2393

ESL teachers in the classrooms

After reading some literature about how the ESL Facilitator model operates, I must bounce some of my opinions out to others for discussion. How I am interpreting this teaching model raises some concerns. It is basically an inclusion type of setting where the ESL teachers offer support to the interme...
by suarez07
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Language and Identity
Replies: 4
Views: 3539

Cultural Identity

I agree completely. A few classes ago, I learned a sad fact regarding primary langauge maintenance. Unfortunately, many immigarnt parents are so willling to make sure their children become successful here in the USA, that they themselves encourage their children to fully adopt the new second languag...
by suarez07
Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: The constant battle...
Replies: 0
Views: 896

The constant battle...

Of course I have read a few more chapters from my book and realized just how long and intense this debate of wheather or not districts (or states) should have BE. After reading some of the outcomes from studies done through different states and throughout the years, there is just no conclusive decis...
by suarez07
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Teacher preparation programs
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

I was talking to my bilingual teachers a few weeks ago about presenting a quick session on SIOP planning to our regular education teachers. They were supportive of the idea and felt that our regular education teachers should be informed of some ways to offer instruction to an ELL population. Afteral...
by suarez07
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Lost Learning Opportunities for Beginning ELLs
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

Lost Learning Opportunities for Beginning ELLs

In the textbook "Forbidden Language-English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies", there was a section in chapter 8 that struck a personal cord in me. It was on the topic of whether or not, and how often, should teachers use the students' primary language during their instruction. I have found...
by suarez07
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Forbidden Language
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Bilingual Education/Classrooms

I agree. I have read the chapters as well and feel that given the right perameters, and direction, a billingual classroom/education is important for our ELLs. It is amazing to see how many states, policies, and legislations are all dealing with our non-English speaking studnts. Some are not supporti...
by suarez07
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Bilingual Education
Topic: Arizona's Prop 203 & its stand on EL progress
Replies: 0
Views: 699

Arizona's Prop 203 & its stand on EL progress

I just finished reading a study that evaluated the academic achievements of Arizona's English Learners (EL) under Arizona's restrictive language policy. I must warn you, that what I'm about to say, is strictly my own personal opinion and might anger some of you reading this. I was sad to learn about...